Which Truly is the Best Work By Phenomenal Writer Park Ji Eun? ‘Queen of Tears,’ ‘Crash Landing on You,’ More

Creating a hit K-drama is more than just casting popular actors, having a roster of talented stars for the cast, and hiring a great director; a good series also needs to have an exceptional and remarkable story. 

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In K-drama, screenwriter Park Ji Eun cemented her name in the industry for creating buzz-worthy dramas; from rom-coms to fantasy, she managed to deliver hit series one after the other. 

Starting as a writer for radio shows, she ventured into on-screen writing and received her first recognition in 2009 after winning the MBC Drama Awards’ Writer of the Year for the K-drama “Queen of Housewives.”

Park Ji Eun continued to bag numerous awards and also received the Prime Minister’s Commendation at the 2014 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards for her contribution in the entertainment industry. 

With a slew of her notable works, which Park Ji Eun dramas are considered the best? 

‘Queen of Tears’ 

Queen of Tears
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One of her recent works is the hit K-drama “Queen of Tears,” which stars Kim Ji Won and Kim Soo Hyun. 

A rom-com genre with a bit of life drama, the tvN series immediately stole the hearts of viewers with its heart tugging scenes about relationships and family.

In addition to this, the drama’s plot depicts a fresh take on rom-coms that exceeds the expectations of viewers. 

With the global success of “Queen of Tears,” it set the record as tvN’s most-watched series finale, surpassing “Crash Landing On You” and “Goblin.”

The 16th episode garnered an average nationwide rating of 24.9% and 28.4% in the Seoul metropolitan area. 

‘Crash Landing on You’

Crash Landing on You
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Being a legendary K-drama writer, there’s no doubt why Park Ji Eun never fails to create a stunning masterpiece just like “Crash Landing on You.”

Headlined by top stars Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin, the story focuses on the lives of South Korean heiress Yoon Se Ri, who met North Korean soldier Captain Ri Jung Hyuk at the most unexpected place and time. 

Released in 2019, “Crash Landing on You” is surely one of the must-watch lists of any K-drama lover. 

In fact, it is among the “80 most-watched Netflix titles of 2023,” as cited by What We Watched: A Netflix Engagement Report. 

‘The Legend of the Blue Sea’ 

The Legend of the Blue Sea
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If you love fantasy, romance, and comedy, you will surely get hooked on “The Legend of the Blue Sea,” starring Hallyu Queen Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho. 

What made the series a true hit was the on-screen chemistry as well as the equal balance of drama and comedy, which made the viewers want for more. 

‘My Love from the Star’

My Love From The Star
Kim Soo Hyun To Reunite With ‘My Love From the Star’ Writer for New Drama
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The drama that skyrocketed Kim Soo Hyun’s career was headlined by the South Korean heartthrob along with Jun Ji Hyun, who portrayed the role of Cheon Song Yi, the country’s biggest Hallyu star. 

The series was so popular at the time that it bagged numerous awards, including Jun Ji Hyun’s Grand Prize (Daesang) for TV at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards as well as Best OST and Kim Soo Hyun winning the Best Popular Actor award.